This was First Saturday Cars and Coffee and it did NOT disappoint! As per our usual arrangement I met up with my friend Neil at 07:30 at the site. The weather was partly sunny (is that the same as partly cloudy?) and the temp was in the low 70's....absolutely unheard of for Dallas in August.
The crowd was HUGE....cars on every row were double and sometimes triple parked. I right off spotted this Morgan that was a newbie here....
Oh....that color combination was wonderful! And how is it that English leather smells so much better than American leather? *Ding! I get it now....that men's cologne from years ago....English Leather*
Remember this little odd looking French Panhard from last month? It seems in the month between the two shows it has found a new owner....to none other than renowned funny guy and supremo car dude Jay Leno. Right after the show today it was going on a transporter for shipment west. *Bye little friend*
At the other end of the exotic scale was this brand new Lamborghini Huracan, named after a famous Spanish fighting bull from the 1800's....
....hence the license plate. (Actually all Lamborghini models are named after famous dead bulls.)
We overheard someone say there have been only 100 Huracan's made (so far), with 11 being in the US, and only 2 in Dallas.
Here is the other.
So was this '46 Ford.
Somebody please help me out here: What is this gizmo on the dash of the Ford pictured above? It appears to say "Fulton" something, but I can't make it out. Any of you graybeards have a clue?
As interesting as all the cars were, I think the highlight of my day was meeting some interesting people, like....
The Bird with the bird....
...and Jeff Kraemer, shown here beside his custom built 1957...umm...er... *embarrassed*
I think Jeff could give that "The Most Interesting Man In The World" beer commercial guy a run for that title. Jeff is from Lake Charles, LA, but moved to Carmel Valley, CA when he accepted employment there. Living close to the Laguna Seca race track he became interested in vintage car racing. He is now retired and living in the Dallas area to be close to family, but still has his intense interest in cars. It was a pleasure meeting you, Jeff. :)
Ditto for my new buds Mario and Emily. They are the proud owners of this new Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle. They were impressed that I knew the manufacturer of their steed was Ирбитский мотоциклетный завод. *I hope I spelled that right...wink* They were really super fun to talk with. We agreed to meet again next month and share more of our mutual oddballness.
I looked and looked, but I couldn't find my friend Joe an MGA. He had one as a yout, and I think he still wets himself thinking about it. Sorry Joe....maybe I can make next month a Depends moment for you.
I did find you this MGB, though. That's the best I could do. ;)
And finally, check this:
As I was leaving I spotted this ^ parked in the lot with us peasants. Anyone know what it is?
That's right, it's a Hudson Hornet. Check out that license plate. Get it? Funny man, the owner is. :)
Hope you enjoyed Cars and Coffee, August 2014.